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COVID-19 CRISIS April 15 2020
Chief to this date has not responded to any of our requests for information regarding the Government COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan Funding!!!! What is the total amount of Support Funding has our nation received to date? We did however stumbled across the Wood Mountain web page that the Wood Mountain Reserve received $59,000.00 from the Canadian Government Support Fund. However Chief has decided that they would not release all the funds to their members and have decided to retain $20,000.00 for Rubber Gloves and Hand Sanitzer along with unknown initiatives. All Members will need to apply to receive $155 one time payment from this fund, also money is being given to Wood Mountain SA Clients? What is a SA Client? Is this all the funds Chief has or going to receive from Government and will there be additional support to come? Will the Chief release any unused Funds from the $20,000 and when? Will members receive more funds if some members don't apply for their $155 share? What will come of this money if they don't apply? Why is $20,000 being retained why can't members just be given all the money as it's being given to help all our members? How does retaining $20,000 help our people and what is the Chief going to do with this money? Can she keep us informed and release as much information as possible other then a short paragraph statement.
We all have many questions, we ask that the Chief be open and transparent and start communicating with the members during this crisis as it now has been 3 plus weeks with NO response.
March 25 2020
Members of Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation have made requests to Chief and Counsel to respond on the matters of what government funds are being distributed for the COVID-19 Crisis. We have heard NO words on this to date with repeated requests. Members also have requested information on our Pandemic Response Plan, again NO information or a response on this. Members also have requested information if our Chief and Counsel have put forth any emergency funding together to assist and help members who may be struggling financially because of the COVID-19 Crisis, again NO response. Members are very concerned and want to know what our Chief and Counsel are doing in this time of need, or at least please return calls with some information. We are sure this is the responsibility they hold and are paid for. All Members should contact the Band Office and request information.
Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation members who are looking for information on the Coronavirus, below we have added information that is listed on the Canadian Government website. Feel free to visit the site directly or you can click on the Links below to be redirected. Has anyone been contacted by our Chief Ellen LeCaine about what she plans to offer our community for this Pandemic outbreak, if so please let us all know.
"We need a plan in place to help protect our community from being infected"
Is there any protective masks or cleaning supplies that our community could receive to help us financially? We should follow the guidelines that the Canadian Government is providing us but we should do more because we are a very small nation and every member including family is extremely important to our survival. Also many Wood Mountain Lakota members could really use some financial support to help us make bill payments and buy food while were not able to go to work during this containment process. The Canadian Government is offering financial support for Indigenous communities (305 Million Dollars), has Ellen LeCaine and the Band Counsel inquired with the Government on how we can get access to these funds? Our community needs information. Anyone who is in need of assistance or in trouble please contact us directly or the Band Office. We will try our best to help. Ellen LeCaine's and Band Counsel contact info. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail : Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation, PO Box 1792, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan S0H 0B0 If you have any questions or concerns please call the Band Office @ 1-306-266-2039 or Toll Free @ 1-855-202-2042
CANADA'S ECONOMIC RESPONSE MARCH 18 2020
So everyone understands our individual settlement payment were receiving is from our settlement money from a past land reconciliation deal. Our nation has access to additional government money for this Coronavirus pandemic and our Chief and Counsel should be accessing these funds to help our members and families. We need to ask Chief and Counsel what funds, programs or assistance is the government offering First Nations as well what is our nation doing and providing for our members.
Go to this link to view the Canadian Governments Economic response. Canada has dedicated 305 Million Dollars for Indigenous Communities. Contact our Band Office to request what money is available for us out of the 305 Million dollar injection and what are they setting up for us (not our personal payment were receiving) to help us.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/canadas-covid-19-economic-response-plan-support-for-canadians-and-businesses.html
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Wood Mountain Lakota Members click the link below to direct you to Canada's Response to crisis.
Canada has released over 30 Million Dollars to Saskatchewan First Nation Communities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan Regional Office of INAC has informed us that Wood Mountain First Nation has many or a great number of members living OFF Reserve and funding is geared towards the amount of members who live ON Reserve. This is discrimination as Coronavirus doesn't care if we live on the reserve or off the reserve, so it may be that our Nation may not receive very much funding based on this criteria. We have placed a call (March 27, 2020) to our Band Office asking this question and we have yet to hear a response from our administration on what money is available of the 30 Million to help our people through this crisis. I advise everyone to contact INAC and our Band Office to inquire what funds the government have given our Band and what funds are available for us. INAC General Enquiries and Publications E-mail: InfoPubs@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca Tel: (toll-free) 1-800-567-9604 Fax: 1-866-817-3977 TTY: (toll-free) 1-866-553-0554 Regional Office 1827 Albert Street Regina, SK S4P 2S9 Fax: (306) 780-7305 Tel: (306) 780-5392
Indigenous Community Support Fund This fund helps Indigenous communities prevent, prepare and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On this page
About the fund
Who this supports
How it works
About the fund The health, safety and well-being of all people in Canada, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, is and will remain a top priority for all. Canada recognizes that First Nation, Inuit and Métis are among the most vulnerable, and that during this crisis, in particular, those in remote and fly-in only parts of the country are uniquely vulnerable. Communities are incredibly resilient and full of solutions and innovative ideas. This is why we must support distinctions-based measures to improve public health response for Indigenous communities and provide them with the flexibility they need to address the specific needs identified by communities and their members. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. This plan includes $305 million for a new, distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund to address immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. This funding will also provide support to regional, urban and off-reserve Indigenous organizations. These new funds will flow directly to Indigenous communities and groups across the country and will provide Indigenous leadership with the flexibility needed as they prepare for and react to the spread of COVID-19. These funds could be used for measures including, but not limited to:
support for Elders and vulnerable community members
measures to address food insecurity
educational and other support for children
mental health assistance and emergency response services
preparedness measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
As shown in the map, the Indigenous Community Support Fund will be distributed as follows:
$215 million for First Nations: allocated to each First Nation based on population, remoteness and community well-being
$45 million for Inuit, which will flow to each of the four land claims organizations through an allocation determined by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and regional Inuit land claims organizations
$30 million for Métis Nation communities, which will flow through each of the Governing Members
$15 million for regional and urban Indigenous organizations supporting their members living away from their communities, and to regional organizations such as Friendship Centres and the Métis Settlements General Council of Alberta
Funds will be allocated regionally as follows:
First Nations will receive $41,129,000
Métis will receive $3,625,000
First Nations will receive $26,267,000
Métis will receive $7,250,000
First Nations will receive $30, 189,000
Métis will receive $7,250,000
First Nations will receive $35,974,000
Métis will receive $7,250,000
First Nations will receive $37,580,000
Métis will receive $3,625,000
First Nations will receive $24,886,000
Inuit will receive $11,250,000
First Nations will receive $10,559,000
Inuit will receive $5,355,000
First Nations will receive $2,379,000
First Nations will receive $6,033,000
Inuit will receive $5,850,000
Inuit will receive $22,545,000
Regional, urban and off-reserve Indigenous organizations will receive $15,000,000 through an upcoming call for proposals
Métis National Council will receive $1,000,000
Who this supports
First Nations communities (including self-governing and modern treaty nations)
Inuit communities in Inuit Nunangat
Métis governing members in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario
Regional, urban and off-reserve Indigenous organizations including Friendship Centres and the Métis Settlements General Council of Alberta
Deadline There is no deadline for communities. The funding will flow as quickly as possible through existing agreements. The deadline for the call for the proposals for regional, urban and off-reserve Indigenous organizations will be announced soon.
How it works Communities identified jointly by Indigenous Services Canada, the National Indigenous Organizations and other Indigenous leaders, based on emergency needs, do not need to apply. Funding will be transferred to these communities and band councils from ISC regional offices through existing agreements. Regional, urban and off-reserve Indigenous organizations need to apply through a call for proposals. This call will be opened soon and available on this web page.
The Government of Canada supports First Nations communities in preparing for, monitoring and responding to communicable disease emergencies, including pandemic influenza and other emerging infectious diseases, such as the new coronavirus called COVID-19.
Visit the Government of Canada's Outbreak update for more detailed information about symptoms, treatment, prevention and risks.
How ISC protects against public health threats ISC works closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada, other departments, and provincial and territorial counterparts to protect the health and safety of First Nations and Inuit. This includes supporting them in responding to public health threats. ISC's network of regional health emergency management coordinators, regional communicable disease nurses and regional medical officers advises and supports First Nation communities and leads public health emergency preparedness and responses as needed. ISC directly employs public health and primary care nurses across many First Nations communities. Environmental public health officers, either directly employed by ISC or by First Nations, also play an important role in health emergency management. We will continue to provide information and guidance to communities.
Who to contact for more information and help Government of Canada: Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 information
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THIS WEBSITE IS NOT PROVIDED BY CHIEF & COUNSEL IT IS PROVIDED BY WMLFN MEMBERS! CHANGE IS COMING, MANY MEMBERS CAME OUT TO VOTE WHICH ENCOURAGING. Our TRUST DRAFT is missing 2 Million Dollars section 6.5 p (g)!! Everyone should be asking to see the FINAL TRUST AGREEMENT!!
WITHOUT MEMBER OVERSIGHT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THIS CHIEF AND COUNSEL OR FUTURE CHIEF AND COUNSELS WILL MAKE THE CORRECT DECISIONS TO REBUILD OUR COMMUNITY. WE MUST CONTINUE TO ENGAGE AND WATCH OUR CHIEF AND COUNSEL AND HOLD THEM RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE CORRECT DECISIONS!
Canada agreed to settle for 50 Million, when will the Chief and Counsel be letting us all know what they will be doing with our settlement. Tell us how this money will be put forward to help our nation as a whole. BE A PART OF THE DISCUSSION, LET'S TALK